With Christmas approaching quickly, the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year. Since 1971, the club has sold Christmas trees, wreaths, gourmet nuts and delicious delights with all funds going to support the children of the Kirkland community.
The tree lot is located in the parking lot of Juanita Beach Park. It opens Friday, Nov. 29, (the day after Thanksgiving) and will remain open until all the trees are sold. Last year things sold out early, so be sure not to wait too long!
Tree Lot hours will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
All of the net proceeds go to programs designed to assist children and families that need help in our community. They include: Attain Housing, Key Club leadership conventions, student scholarships, Special Olympics, What’s Next Bowlers, scouting, Kiwanis Camp Casey, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Easter Egg Hunt, Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB) and Youth Institute Programs, Boys and Girls Club and others. In past years, funds also benefited the Eliminate Project, a joint effort between Kiwanis and UNICEF, whose goal was to eliminate neonatal tetanus that kills so many tiny newborns around the world. As of 2017, Kiwanis International has reached its goal of $110 million.
If you would like more information about the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, visit Kirkland.Kiwanis.org or contact Tom Pendergrass, secretary, at 206.920.1949.